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8 Foods You May Not Even Realize You’re Wasting

by , 06/19/14
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17John “Cotel”: Prodigy Network Unveils Winners of NYC’s First Crowdsourced Hotel Competition

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Tour the Newly Renovated LEED Silver-Seeking Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum (PHOTOS)

by , 06/18/14

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A Clever Way to Create Extra Shoe Storage for Under $10

by , 06/17/14
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From cramming them into stoves to propping them up with magazines, people have come up with all kinds of ways to store their shoes. But if you’re looking for a shoe storage method that provides the most bang for your buck, check out this clever DIY that you can set up in about 5 minutes for under $10.

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Jeff Koons’s Giant Flower-Covered Chia Pet Coming Soon to Rockefeller Center

by , 06/17/14

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Superstar artist Jeff Koons will soon be unveiling a giant, flower-covered sculpture called “Split-Rocker” at Rockefeller Center. Presented by the Public Art Fund, the massive statue is set to open on June 27th, and will boast a “living green skin” made from fresh flowers and greens. The verdant horse head will greet visitors at 30 Rock all summer, and will coincide with Koons’ solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Controversial 9/11 Museum Knockoff Pops Up in Meatpacking District Loft

by , 06/17/14
filed under: Manhattan,Museums

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The National 911 Memorial and Museum in Lower Manhattan has already received a lot of criticism for its hefty $25 entrance fee and gift shop, and now another gallery showcasing September 11 relics is causing even more controversy. Located in a Meatpacking District loft, photographer Gary Suson’s “Ground Zero Museum Workshop” also charges a $25 admission and features Suson’s own photos of the tragedy at Ground Zero as well as t-shirts and other souvenirs. Even more offensive, Suson claims to donate part of his proceeds to charities, all of which have reported receiving a mere pittance from the self-proclaimed philanthropist.

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NYC’s Taxi of Tomorrow Moves Forward After Court Victory

by , 06/16/14

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New York City taxi riders should be seeing a big change in the next few years since the Taxi of Tomorrow program just won a crucial battle in New York appeals court. The latest decision has overturned a previous ruling that prevented cab drivers from having to purchase the Nissan NV200 van – a car that promises to not only be more fuel efficient, but also more comfortable for passengers.

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Tour Bed-Stuy’s Bright and Airy LEED Gold Acacia Apartments

by , 06/16/14
filed under: Architecture,Brooklyn

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Explore Andrew Franz’s Greenery-Covered West Village Penthouse Addition and Townhouse Renovation

by , 06/15/14
filed under: Architecture,Manhattan

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6sqft recently tipped us off about this verdant renovation of a historic townhouse in Manhattan’s West Village. Architect Andrew Franz restored many of the home’s architectural elements to their original glory, and expanded the living space upward with a lush penthouse addition adorned with plants. Read on for more pics of the very photogenic final result.

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Meat Rushmore Wastes 1,600 Pounds of Jerky by Turning It into a Giant Flesh Sculpture

by , 06/13/14
filed under: Art,Food,Manhattan

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If you thought Lady Gaga’s meat dress was disgusting, get a load of Meat Rushmore – a 13-ft-tall replica of Mount Rushmore made of beef, pork and turkey jerky. Jack Link’s erected the flesh pile yesterday in Columbus Circle in honor of National Jerky Day, and it seemed that many passersby appreciated the work of “art.” But we still can’t get over the amount of food – 1,600 pounds – that was wasted in order to implement the meaty publicity stunt.

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Transforming “Superstairs” May Be the Only Furniture You’d Ever Need Again

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Could This Sunken Forest Protect the Rockaways from the Next Superstorm?

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The Rockaways is still in the process of rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy but the area’s resiliency against the next superstorm is still in question. While multiple architects have come up with ideas to prepare for future flooding, Walter Meyer’s sunken forest may be the most ambitious plan yet. Meyer, who runs Local Office Landscape Architecture, has proposed a 50-acre nature park that grows five feet below ground level in order to create a green buffer that could provide protection again storm surge.

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Cat Lovers Outraged as Feline Colony on Plumb Beach Gets Closer to Demolition Date

by , 06/12/14
filed under: Animals,Brooklyn

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Cat lovers are hissing back at the National Park Service‘s plans to dismantle a colony of stray felines in Plumb Beach, Brooklyn. According to a sign first spotted by Sheepshead Bites, the NPS will begin demolition work on the habitat that 25 strays call home on Friday, June 13th. Animal protection advocates also fear that city workers will go in and mass-euthanize the feral population in addition to just taking apart their dwellings.

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Intricate Recycled PVC Tube Forest Pops Up on Governors Island (PHOTOS)

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+ POOL and Google Drive Unveil New App That Shows New Yorkers the Quality of Their Water

by , 06/11/14
filed under: Water

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2014 is turning out to be a very “positive” year for + POOL, a project aiming to bring a floating, water-filtering pool to New York City’s East River. Last week, the + POOL team and Google Drive unveiled a new interactive tool that lets New Yorkers see the quality of their water, and how + POOL’s equipment is improving it, through simple and fun visualizations. The colorful water quality dashboard (which is currently still in beta) can now be accessed here.

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NYC’s Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units Unveiled in Brooklyn (PHOTOS)

NYC’s Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units Unveiled in Brooklyn (PHOTOS)

The OEM erected three apartments near its Brooklyn offices at Cadman Plaza. The units range in size from 480 square feet to 813 square feet and contain one to three bedrooms. Despite their different sizes, each one includes a small balcony, storage space,

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Snacking Goats May Be Brought in as Natural Lawnmowers This Summer in DUMBO

Snacking Goats May Be Brought in as Natural Lawnmowers This Summer in DUMBO

This July, a herd of snacking goats could come to pave the way for a new 100,000-square-foot, 12-story residential building in DUMBO, Brooklyn. New York artist Andrea Reynosa recently announced her tentative plans to bring in the hungry bunch to munch on

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Go on an Architectural Adventure on the Water with AIANY’s Boat Tours Around Manhattan

Go on an Architectural Adventure on the Water with AIANY’s Boat Tours Around Manhattan

We started our journey at Chelsea Piers by boarding the Manhattan, a teak-lined 1920s-style yacht. After making our way back to the vessel’s enclosed observatory area, we grabbed a drink at the bar (guests receive a complimentary beer, wine, or Champagne on

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City Beach NYC Wants to Bring a Fake Floating Beach to Manhattan by 2016

City Beach NYC Wants to Bring a Fake Floating Beach to Manhattan by 2016

Beach-loving New Yorkers typically have to travel outside of Manhattan to get their fix of sparking white sand, but all of that could change if City Beach NYC gets its way. Created by designer Blayne Ross, workshop/apd and Craft Engineering Studio, City Beach

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Governor’s Cup Amazes Crowds at the 2014 FIGMENT Festival (PHOTOS)

Governor’s Cup Amazes Crowds at the 2014 FIGMENT Festival (PHOTOS)

Kimberly Tate of CDR Studios told Inhabitat that their project is a densely knit serpentine canopy of plastic cups held together by between 50,000 to 60,000. The entire project was laced together using cups and zip ties to create a crocheted fabric, which

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Austin + Mergold’s Upcycled SuralArk Lands at Socrates Sculpture Park

Austin + Mergold’s Upcycled SuralArk Lands at Socrates Sculpture Park

SuralArk arrived at the sculpture park right in time for the hot sun of the summer, and doubles as both art and a shading pavilion. Beneath the wooden canopy of the ark, visitors can take respite from the sun, and enjoy the cool shade inside. The structure’s

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Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time for the annual celebration of creativity known as the FIGMENT Festival!  The yearly event invites New Yorkers of all ages to hop on the ferry to Governors Island for two days of arty fun on June 8th and 9th.

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Interboro’s ‘Living with the Bay’ Resiliency Plan Scores $125 Million to Protect Long Island from Future Storms

Interboro’s ‘Living with the Bay’ Resiliency Plan Scores $125 Million to Protect Long Island from Future Storms

Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County’s South Shore from Rebuild by Design on Vimeo.

Interboro partnered with Apex, Bosch Slabbers, Center for Urban Pedagogy, David Rusk, Deltares, H+N+S, IMG Rebel, NJIT Infrastructure

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OutdoorFest 2014 Invites New Yorkers to Get Outside and Play!

OutdoorFest 2014 Invites New Yorkers to Get Outside and Play!

Whether you’re into hard-core sports or prefer a relaxing picnic, there’s nothing like finally getting to enjoy the outdoors after a long, hard winter. But with all of the skyscrapers and congested streets that surround us, you may not know where to start

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BIG Architects Awarded $335 Million for Storm-Resilient Green “U” Around Manhattan

BIG Architects Awarded $335 Million for Storm-Resilient Green “U” Around Manhattan

Big U would not only tackle Lower Manhattan, but would also extend to known flood zones up to 57th Street on the West Side, down through Battery Park, and up to 42nd street on the East Side. The plan will encompass ten miles of low-lying land throughout Manhattan,

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